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9mobile, Others Parley on Deepening Financial Inclusion

“As part of efforts to promote and deepen financial inclusion among the unbanked and underbanked population in Nigeria, 9mobile, Sanef, Ecobank and other stakeholders in the financial sector have discussed actualising the cashless vision of the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to a statement issued on Monday, this was at the virtual forum series, organized […]
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Serving the Underbanked

“If you are underbanked you probably have limited access to mainstream financial services normally offered by retail banks. According to FDIC research, nearly one-quarter of the country is unbanked or underbanked and COVID-19 threatens to draw more into this consumer category. Many fintech startups offer alternative ways to measure credit risk, and assert that their […]
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Regulation

UK Watchdog Bans Klarna Covid Shopping Advert

“The UK’s advertising watchdog has banned an Instagram influencer campaign by Klarna for “irresponsibly” encouraging customers to use the “buy now, pay later” service to cheer themselves up during the pandemic. The Swedish firm has taken online shopping by storm over the past couple of years and its model, which allows staggered payments for products […]

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Blackbird and AeroPay Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Cashless Payments to Cannabis Businesses for Online Ordering

“Blackbird, a cannabis software and delivery company, and AeroPay , a leading financial technology company that provides payment processing solutions to the cannabis industry, announced a strategic partnership to bring cashless payments to cannabis businesses for online ordering. The partnership includes an integration of AeroPay’s payments platform into Blackbird’s white-labeled dispensary menus and the BlackbirdGo […]
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Shift4 Payments and Sightline Payments Announce Strategic Partnership to Power Online Gaming and Betting for Casinos and Sports Venues

“Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR), the leading provider of integrated payment processing technology, and Sightline Payments , the leader in cashless gaming and betting solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to power online gaming and sports betting for casinos and sports venues. This formal partnership between two leading fintech companies will deliver a seamless payment experience […]
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ICICI Bank Canada Visa* Debit Card Launched

“ICICI Bank Canada today announced the launch of a debit card. Named, ‘ICICI Bank Canada Visa Debit Card’, it offers customers an unparalleled benefit of online shopping, purchasing at millions of retail outlets across the world and making quick contactless payments at Point of Sale (PoS) machines across Canada. This card also empowers customers to […]